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Peter J Murray, Children and teenage fiction writer...

Peter writes books for 7 – 13 year olds. He is the author of the popular Mokee Joe series and the chilling Bonebreaker trilogy. His debut novel, Mokee Joe is Coming! was winner of the 'Sheffield Children’s Book Award' in the shorter novel category. Bonebreaker was voted as the 'Bedfordshire Children’s Book of the Year.' Scabbajack, Peter’s seventh book, recently won the 'Stockton Children’s Book Award.' Peter believes in bringing his spooky stories to life by using realistic settings and basing them on historical facts. As one child-reviewer said of Mokee Joe – 'Peter J Murray’s stories are pure fantasy, but totally believable!'

Peter is passionate in his quest to promote literacy in schools and to inspire even the least confident children to use their imagination and achieve creative success. When not writing, he is guaranteed to be found in schools anywhere across the UK and increasingly abroad. As a result of being ‘discovered’ by a leading US educational charity, The Carmel Hill Foundation, Peter’s books are now widely read in New York and Louisiana. His latest Mokee Joe book - Mokee Joe: Mutant Resurrection – was launched in the world famous Apollo Theatre in Harlem, New York, in front of 1500 enthusiastic fans.

To quote Peter: 'Whenever I think things can’t get any better or more exciting… they do!'

'It's so sad that I can't get into schools at the moment to enthuse and entertain my fans. It also means that we can't make new school visits just yet to make new friends and introduce them to our books. However, what I can do for now is to make available one of my most popular spooky books called KRUSCHMEISTER, along with an exciting activity pack to go with it. Even better news is that is is completely FREE to download. It's a football-based book, but will appeal to readers of all ages whether they like football or not. As one girl recently said to me, 'As long as it's scary then I'm up for it!' And believe me, KRUSCHMEISTER is 'super scary'!! So what are you waiting for?? - PJM

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Peter J Murray News


Kath and I have just had the most amazing week in the Whitley Bay area of the NE. It was our first trip to the region since the Covid outbreak had put paid to our school visits, and it was soon apparent how much we had missed three lovely schools that are always keen to […]



Our work on the Isle of Wight continued in brilliant fashion. Back to Bembridge Primary for a Mokee Joe Part 2 presentation (Books 4 to 6), followed by another revisit to the lovely Lanesend Primary to visit the Year 4’s.  A long-awaited reunion with Wootton Primary; on to a postponed visit to Newchurch C of […]



We’re back on the Isle of Wight…Yeahhhh! Shortly after the Easter break Mokee Joe was spotted in Lymington, sneaking aboard a ferry destined for Yarmouth on the Isle of Wight. Kath and I were not surprised! This monster follows us everywhere; and so it was that the juniors of Dover Park Primary in Ryde were […]